Pool Noodle Games- No Water Needed! (Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles Post)

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Fun, Easy, DIY Pool Noodle Games- no water needed!

The final post in my Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles series is one filled with fun!  Sure the intrinsic nature of a pool noodle is fun and games.  But how about without using water!?  Here are a few Pool Noodle Games I came up with that don’t call for a pool!

Easy Pool Noodle Ring Toss GameRing Toss

Supplies:

  • 2 noodles
  • 2 pencils (sharpened)
  • duct tapepool noodle ring toss

Instructions:

  • Cut one noodle in half (easy to do with a bread knife) and tape the other together in a ring shape using the duct tape (both of these techniques were used in my Pool Noodle Wreath project too).
  • Push the pencils into the grass (try 1/4 of the pencil) about a foot apart.noodle anchor
  • Then place the noodle hole over each pencil
  • Voila- a simple ring toss game.  You can place the “pegs” further apart depending on age/skill of kiddos.

Easy DIY Pool Noodle Soccer Goal

Soccer Goal

  • 1 noodle
  • 2 pencils (sharpened)
  • a ball- soccer, beach…

Instructions:

  • Push one pencil in the ground and place the pool noodle hole over it (like in the ring toss game)
  • Create an arch shape with the noodle and use second pencil to hold the arch in place
  • Easy peasy… GOOAAL!

Pool Noodle Tic Tac Toe game

Tic Tac Toe

Supplies:

  • 3-4 noodles
  • 10 noodle “disks”, 5 of each color

Instructions

  • Cut 5 disks out of two different colors of noodles.  These will be your “x” and “o”s
  • Use 4 noodles to create the tic tac toe grid.  I used my cut noodles from the ring toss, they were a little on the short side, but worked just fine.

Easy DIY Pool Noodle Race Track

Matchbox Car Race Track

Supplies:

  • 1-2 noodles
  • matchbox cars

Instructions:

  • Cut your noodle straight down the center.  I found that it actually works a little better if you use a piece that is cut 1/3 of the noodle rather than 1/2.  Depending on the size of the hole on your noodle, and the size of your cars- the cars a re not going to fit perfectly in the hole divot.  They actually work better if the “track” is almost flat. (I hole that makes sense)
  • If you want to do head-to-head races, make two tracks the same length.

See more Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles: Pool Noodle Wreath and Decorative Garland… (and send me any of your clever ideas!)

Get creative with DIY Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles!

 

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